Excelente punto de vista.
Thank you, Rainer! I'm glad you like it! A short while ago I was startled to learn that the shakes used for roofing the nearby Smith's Fort Plantation Manor House (c. 1765) were made of Bald Cypress, but after this visit to Harrison's Beach I realized it made perfect sense!
Thank you, Newerman. It is an illustration of the effect of Twentieth Century communication and power systems on the scenery. Fortunately nature manages to be beautiful even when we hack away at it with professional tools.
I am glad you like the photograph. Thank you for your visit!
Thank you very much, Newerman. I am very happy that it has pleased you so much. This is one of the forgotten places of American history, as a prosperous Eighteenth Century port town named Cobham was located here at the confluence of the creek with the James river, but it was burned quite successfully by the British during the Revolutionary War and it was never rebuilt.
The land itself for several miles around had been given as a dower gift by Powhatan to John Rolfe upon his marriage to Pocahontas (Matoaka) in the early Seventeenth Century. Access today is by a private road with a minimum five-dollar toll. But the damaged pier you see here was probably swept away in a fairly recent hurricane, which evidently also put a hundred feet of this sandy beach under water.
A so beautiful fountain and shot! I like it! Saluti, Christian
Very pleasant view
Greetings from Poland
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Very nice composition and good capture. Like!
Mr. Lankford is quite correct about the return of the Bald Eagles to the area--they have gradually been increasing in number on the James River, and moving downriver from at least one large concentration at Flowerdieu Hundred in the 1990s. Whether they are actually nesting on the pilings at the Jamestown Ferry, or in this case a channel marker, seems extremely unlikely, although any time they want to land they will dominate any other birds or bird's nest because of their own size. There is a photograph of a pair of Bald Eagles resting on one of the far ferry pilings at the Jamestown ferry dock at Google; as the ferry began its trip to Surry County, so did the Bald Eagles, however.
The Bald Eagle is a fishing eagle, as is the Osprey, but the Ospreys prefer to nest on pilings and markers, and the Bald Eagles do not.
Greetings from Spain!